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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Arizona

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Arizona (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Arizona are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Arizona is other physicians and surgeons with an average annual salary of $205,760. The second highest paying job is general internists (average salary $202,590). The salary and the employment information in Arizona is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Arizona

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$205,760
5,030
2 General Internists
$202,590
310
3 Psychiatrists
$183,780
800
4 Other Specialists Dentists
$175,750
100
5 General Dentists
$173,570
2,480
6 Chief Executives
$167,500
5,750
7 General Pediatricians
$147,930
670
8 Family and General Practitioners
$146,080
2,860
9 Podiatrists
$129,720
230
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$127,860
6,720
11 Optometrists
$122,930
670
12 Pharmacists
$122,460
5,760
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$121,590
3,320
14 Petroleum Engineers
$117,250
40
15 Physicists
$115,350
70
16 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$109,770
200
17 Sales Engineers
$106,560
1,360
18 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$106,420
130
19 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$105,820
4,060
20 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$105,200
300
21 Nurse Practitioners
$104,770
2,420
22 Computer Hardware Engineers
$104,680
670
23 Chemical Engineers
$104,100
120
24 Electrical Engineers
$103,370
4,120
25 Lawyers
$102,390
9,910
26 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$101,960
300
27 Animal Scientists
$101,050
100
28 Nurse Anesthetists
$100,770
170
29 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$100,180
800
30 Air Traffic Controllers
$99,560
430
31 Marketing Managers
$98,660
4,790
32 Systems Software Developers
$97,730
11,430
33 Financial Managers
$97,260
10,930
34 Purchasing Managers
$96,580
1,780
35 Other Psychologists
$95,850
140
36 Natural Sciences Managers
$94,940
960
37 Aerospace Engineers
$94,900
1,910
38 Physician Assistants
$94,860
2,460
39 All Other Managers
$93,680
7,170
40 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$93,320
160
41 Computer Network Architects
$93,290
3,170
42 Environmental Science Teachers
$93,170
130
43 Sales Managers
$92,420
10,650
44 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$92,160
0
45 Medical and Health Services Managers
$92,000
7,240
46 Industrial Engineers
$91,710
4,200
47 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$91,450
340
48 Biomedical Engineers
$90,880
750
49 Applications Software Developers
$90,330
13,970
50 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$90,100
180
51 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$90,040
180
52 Mechanical Engineers
$89,760
4,370
53 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$89,160
2,670
54 Dental Hygienists
$88,340
2,410
55 Industrial Production Managers
$88,090
2,530
56 Computer Systems Analysts
$87,630
15,150
57 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$87,270
50
58 Other Physical Scientists
$86,800
70
59 Actuaries
$86,690
200
60 Economists
$86,000
100
61 Occupational Therapists
$85,940
1,550
62 Physical Therapists
$85,190
3,150
63 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$85,170
5,490
64 Veterinarians
$85,110
1,490
65 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$85,090
480
66 Nurse Midwives
$84,520
30
67 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$83,850
40
68 Engineers, All Other
$83,760
1,860
69 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$83,280
1,240
70 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$82,960
190
71 Database Administrators
$82,740
2,770
72 Human Resources Managers
$82,680
2,840
73 Training and Development Managers
$82,460
960
74 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$82,160
1,510
75 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$82,020
80
76 Materials Engineers
$81,890
1,090
77 Mining and Geological Engineers
$81,820
340
78 Airfield Operations Specialists
$81,570
260
79 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$80,810
650
80 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$80,700
60
81 General and Operations Managers
$80,180
43,300
82 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$80,030
1,480
83 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$80,000
530
84 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$80,000
680
85 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$79,910
2,240
86 Construction Managers
$79,820
5,800
87 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$79,040
290
88 Other Computer Occupations
$78,220
4,520
89 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$78,220
6,130
90 Computer Programmers
$77,850
4,700
91 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$77,700
390
92 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$77,260
1,600
93 Information Security Analysts
$77,030
2,640
94 Personal Financial Advisors
$76,890
3,890
95 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$76,720
170
96 Radiation Therapists
$76,690
470
97 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$76,630
250
98 Funeral Service Managers
$76,480
110
99 Other Life Scientists
$76,410
80
100 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$76,240
1,410
101 Civil Engineers
$76,170
4,870
102 Administrative Services Managers
$75,890
6,870
103 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$75,630
7,060
104 Materials Scientists
$75,340
60
105 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$75,160
160
106 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$75,100
890
107 Other Financial Specialists
$74,850
1,460
108 Environmental Engineers
$74,850
690
109 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$74,750
4,640
110 Other Education Administrators
$74,010
990
111 Financial Examiners
$73,950
360
112 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$73,930
540
113 Audiologists
$73,810
290
114 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$73,580
400
115 Statisticians
$73,390
810
116 Microbiologists
$73,270
120
117 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$73,050
270
118 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$73,000
1,270
119 Other Biological Scientists
$72,810
520
120 Registered Nurses
$72,680
52,610
121 Lodging Managers
$72,670
1,110
122 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$72,350
110
123 Hydrologists
$71,840
270
124 Speech-Language Pathologists
$71,510
2,160
125 Chemists
$71,490
570
126 Urban and Regional Planners
$70,620
740
127 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$70,540
50
128 Financial Analysts
$70,070
6,380
129 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$69,990
180
130 Budget Analysts
$69,760
1,150
131 Labor Relations Specialists
$69,570
440
132 Management Analysts
$69,570
10,430
133 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$69,380
470
134 Commercial Pilots
$69,250
1,120
135 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$69,100
110
136 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$69,090
320
137 Emergency Management Directors
$68,910
140
138 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$68,780
1,200
139 Credit Analysts
$68,700
1,130
140 Transit and Railroad Police
$68,660
40
141 Soil and Plant Scientists
$68,540
230
142 Power Plant Operators
$68,520
490
143 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$68,350
160
144 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$68,340
2,320
145 Insurance Underwriters
$68,220
1,470
146 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$68,110
460
147 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$67,950
160
148 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$67,350
1,840
149 Conservation Scientists
$67,240
340
150 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$67,230
470
151 Chiropractors
$67,100
860
152 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$67,050
2,390
153 Food Scientists and Technologists
$67,000
30
154 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$66,580
40
155 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$66,130
6,910
156 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$66,000
900
157 Logisticians
$65,580
2,330
158 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$65,580
80
159 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$65,160
180
160 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$65,000
11,550
161 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$64,910
940
162 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$64,660
3,360
163 Other Business Operations Specialists
$64,610
12,320
164 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$64,550
2,820
165 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$64,380
540
166 Technical Writers
$64,350
970
167 Court Reporters
$64,320
190
168 Gas Plant Operators
$64,130
100
169 Other Therapists
$64,060
110
170 Art Directors
$63,190
400
171 Radiologic Technologists
$62,920
3,570
172 Operations Research Analysts
$62,760
4,370
173 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$62,700
580
174 Geographers
$62,700
40
175 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$62,540
240
176 Cost Estimators
$62,430
5,250
177 Loan Officers
$62,240
9,840
178 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$62,220
270
179 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$62,200
240
180 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$62,150
5,030
181 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$61,880
110
182 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$61,640
490
183 Broadcast News Analysts
$61,490
140
184 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
$61,440
0
185 Avionics Technicians
$61,400
700
186 Other Designers
$61,370
70
187 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$61,260
2,500
188 Web Developers
$60,910
2,990
189 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$60,800
1,320
190 Postsecondary History Teachers
$60,700
180
191 Locomotive Engineers
$60,420
710
192 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$60,310
6,080
193 Social and Community Service Managers
$60,220
1,770
194 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$60,020
170
195 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$59,940
340
196 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$59,890
690
197 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$59,880
990
198 Mechanical Drafters
$59,790
750
199 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$59,740
270
200 Accountants and Auditors
$59,340
20,200

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